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Fragment of a curtain

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Fragment of curtain in unbleached cotton with design of stylized geometric motifs in the main field and borders in red and black hand-painted and resist-dye and woven with gold-metallic threads; mounted on heavy cotton.

Provenance

Obtained in Ceylon; Purchased through Dr. Coomaraswamy by the MFA, May 5, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indian (Kodalaikurpur), 18th century

Object Place

Kodalaikurpur, India

Dimensions

Overall: 166 x 90 cm (65 3/8 x 35 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1156

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with discontinuous gilt-metal wrapped thread warps and supplementary wefts; hand-painted and resist-dyed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles